Explore the manager’s toolkit for dealing with change in organisations. Differentiate between cultural and structural change. Grasp the factors that motivate organisational change. Identify the qualities you should demonstrate when overseeing change.
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21 Nov 2022
Established in 1991 after amalgamating four eastern Australian Catholic tertiary institutes, Australian Catholic University now has seven campuses, from Brisbane to Melbourne and welcomes students of all beliefs. Specialising in arts, business, education, health sciences, law, theology and philosophy, ACU encourages its students to think critically and ethically and bring change to their communities and offer this online through Open Universities Australia.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
Critically evaluate different frameworks, philosophies and theories for change management in organisations ensuring that business supports inclusive and sustainable growth and productive employment
Analyse organisational and behavioural issues that affect change processes, ensuring that all individuals have the right to participate in processes that affect them and build the common good
Design change interventions and develop implementation and evaluation plans which address complex problems in a local or international context while addressing ethical, social, environmental and sustainability issues.
Design effective communication strategies with all stakeholders which address change related issues
Change is a reality that managers face in all contemporary organisations. Understanding the complexities of the process and nature of such change requires rigorous analysis and synthesis of multiple sources of information. If students are to be able to do this, they will need to understand the strategic role and drivers of change in organisations. In this unit, students will develop their knowledge of strategies, theories and practices of organisational change. Students will apply their knowledge of change models, change diagnosis, change leadership and change interventions to the design of socially, environmentally, economically and responsible strategies for organisations in transition. Students will develop their skills in the analysis, development, leadership, implementation and evaluation of change strategies for organisations experiencing the challenge of change in order to recognise their common responsibilities to all stakeholders.
The ultimate aim of the unit is to equip students with practical and ethical knowledge in managing change process that are aligned with organisational mission and strategy, benchmarked against best national and international standards and practices.